Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield will forever be remembered at Headingley for his time in rugby league.
A man at the heart of the Golden Generation, Sinfield won it all including seven Super League titles and two Challenge Cup successes.
He also earned individual accolades as winner of the Lance Todd Trophy (2005), Harry Sunderland Trophy twice (2009, 2012) and the Golden Boot (2012), one of only five British-based players to win the latter.
Sinfield’s accolades do not end there, however, as he holds records as the highest points-scorer in Super League history, the third-highest points-scorer in British rugby league history and Leeds’ record points scorer.
Despite his great success in rugby league, however, Sinfield believes that his current boss at the Leicester Tigers – Steve Borthwick – is the best coach he has ever worked with.
And, there is great evidence of that with Leicester in the Gallagher Premiership Final this weekend after finishing mid-table in 2021.
“Steve won’t want to take any credit for the turnaround at all but he should,” Sinfield told the Daily Mirror. “Without him it wouldn’t have happened.
“He’s one of the best leaders I’ve worked with, if not the best. He’s driven, he’s smart and probably the biggest compliment I can pay him is he cares. A lot. About the players, the staff, the people around Leicester.
“To find somebody with all those attributes rolled into one is unique. I came here to work with him.
“All I’ll say is I’ve been in and around a number of international environments, albeit in the other code, and he’s as good as I’ve seen,” said the Leeds Rhinos great.
Of course, Sinfield has hit the headlines in recent months for his fundraising towards the Motor Neurone Disease Association and lifelong friend Rob Burrow.
For 24 hours, he ran 101 miles between his new home at Leicester Tigers and Headingley, raising more than £2.1 million for the MND Association which took his overall fund-raising in two challenges to almost £5m.